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Airline ticket tax holiday short-lived, but long-term FAA funding far more critical

The partial shutdown of the FAA ended yesterday, but it’s only a temporary reprieve and I still hold firm in my disgust of politicians and their ability to hold citizens hostage from their employment. Sixteen days went by where airlines didn’t have to collect federal taxes that fund not only the salaries of Federal Aviation…

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The politics behind funding the FAA

Politicians disgust me. The idealism of the democratic process our nation runs on is a lovely principle in theory, but in practice it’s just ridiculous. I used to expend energy on being an active engaging citizen, but I gave up that position years ago. Yes I still vote, but I absolutely cannot be entertained into…

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Airline ticket tax “holiday” reduces all-in airfares effective midnight last night

[Midnight on Saturday 7/23: It looks like Alaska Airlines, Frontier & Virgin America are the only three airlines remaining who haven’t increased their fares to compensate for the tax break. It was nice while it lasted.] Due to congressional gridlock, a deadline was passed at midnight last night without resolution causing several federal air travel…

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